We have been spending almost every waking moment outside enjoying the
ridiculously beautiful 70+ degree Texas weather.
It's a strange feeling when you're making Christmas garlands and wreaths
while sitting outside in a tank top.
We've been getting all of our wiggles out before the weekend.
A blast of sleet and snow are headed our way supposedly.
We shall see.
Texas is known for hyping up "arctic blasts" and it turn out to be 40 degree weather. ;)
I've been listening to this song by Francesca Battistelli.
(go listen! SO good)
(go listen! SO good)
This line convicts me every time...
"It's the grace that we show to a world that needs hope."
Extending grace to the people who cut in front of us in the long lines at Target...
grace to the Dr.'s office that has messed up their scheduling (guilty as charged)...
grace to those who are rude around us.
In all situations.
To show and guide them to the Hope that we as Believers have.
I've been making a list of what I want to bake for this Holiday season.
So far I have Traditional Sugar Cookies, Rocky Road Fudge, Thumbprint Cookies and Spritz Cookies.
What are some of your favorites?
I've been thinking about comparison.
I have been seeing it play out lately in not only my own life but in the lives of others around me.
I think as women satan uses comparison and friendships to steal our joy
and to take our eyes off of Christ.
I have been guilty as charged of this lately.
Feeling like I'm not good enough to be somebody's friend.
Not talented enough.
Wondering why I didn't make the cut.
And getting my feelings hurt.
And I muddled in these feelings for awhile.
And let satan have a hay-day with my emotions.
And then I had had enough.
And I gave it to the Lord.
Girls... the Lord loves us and accepts us as we are.
HE is enough.
HE is all we need.
If we continually look to others for affirmation or acceptance we will always fall short.
I am so thankful I worship a Creator who shows no favoritism.
Who loves me as I am.
Let's not give satan the victory on this.
What have you been up to lately?